Top 10 Free Content Management Systems
So, What Exactly Is A Content Management System?
According to Wikipedia, a CMS is:
A web content management system (WCMS or Web CMS) is a content management system (CMS) software, usually implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing HTML content. It is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images). A CMS facilitates content creation, content control, editing, and many essential Web maintenance functions.
So, in other words a Content Management System is an admin panel wrapped around your website which gives you full control of your website so you can edit/add/delete webpages, images and text ect without having to pay a website designer to do it for you!
We have worked with stacks of Content Management Systems and have put a list together which we think are the top 10:
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog that focuses on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is free with endless plugins to choose from. WordPress is also what Vsion runs on.
Joomla is an award-winning Open Source Content Management System, which powers millions of websites worldwide. Joomla can help you create a website that is easy to update, maintain, extend and is feature rich. It is supported by a large, strong community of users and Third Party Developers and is a great choice for managing your website.
Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Tens of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power scores of different web sites
CushyCMS is a Content Management Systems (CMS) that is truly simple, fast to set up and no programming skills are required. It’s totally free for unlimited users, unlimited changes, unlimited pages and unlimited sites. Cushy CMS produces standards compliant, search engine friendly content.
Frog CMS simplifies content management by offering a classy user interface, flexible templating on every page, easy user management and permissions, as well as the tools essential for file management. Born as phpRadiant in January 2007, Frog CMS is a PHP version of “Radiant CMS” (a well known Ruby on Rails application). Although the two applications still share a family resemblance, Frog is charting its own development path.
ExpressionEngine is an extensible, feature-rich content management system that enables thousands of individuals, businesses, and companies worldwide to manage their website easily. If you’re tired of the limitations of your current CMS then take try using ExpressionEngine.
MODx helps you take control over your online content. An Open Source PHP application framework which frees you to build sites exactly how you want and make them 100% yours. Zero restrictions and quick to build. Super-simple templates in HTML/CSS/JS. Registered user systems and a massive community.
Concrete5 lets you easily change your website’s content right from your web browser. When you see something you want to change, simply click edit and make your changes. It’s that easy! Very seo friendly too…
Contao (FKA as TYPOlight)
Contao (formerly known as Typolight) uses a state-of-the-art structure that offers a high security standard and allows you to develop search engine friendly websites that are also accessible for people with disabilities.
The fully functional GPL version of dotCMS removes the technical issues that have long plagued the pace of website change, allowing businesses to move ideas to the online market in days – not weeks. dotCMS couple a sophisticated and extensible Java architecture with an easy and intuitive user interface. Increase your website traffic and gain repeat visits while providing a targeted and engaging online experience.